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  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February

    By 22 February 2014

    It's the week before Mobile World Congress 2014, the mobile phone show of the year, so expect plenty of smartphones and tablets to be covering these pages over the coming days. During the quiet before the storm it's been a week dominated by cameras....

  • Mirasol low-power screen tech appears on sale in Appscomm Fashioncomm A1 smartwatch
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    Mirasol low-power screen tech appears on sale in Appscomm Fashioncomm A1 smartwatch

    By 26 November 2013

    You may remember the Qualcomm Toq was shown off a few months back with its innovative low-powered Mirasol display. Then we heard nothing. Now the display, featured on the Appscomm Fashioncomm A1, has gone up for pre-order in China. What makes this smartwatch...

  • Qualcomm: Colour eBook readers still on way, thanks to next-gen Mirasol tech
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    Qualcomm: Colour eBook readers still on way, thanks to next-gen Mirasol tech

    By 9 January 2013

    When Pocket-lint first saw Qualcomm offshoot Mirasol's full colour E Ink prototype devices back in June 2010, there was much optimism for the technology, leading many to believe the market would become flooded with colour Kindles and other eBook readers....

  • Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan
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    Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan

    By 31 January 2012

    Mirasol colour ereaders are like buses. You wait around ages for one and then two come along one after the other. Hot on the heels of the Kyobo eReader, we now have another Asian entrant by way of the Koobe Jin Yong Reader, which has been announced over...

  • Kyobo eReader pictures and hands-on
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    Kyobo eReader pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2012

    The Qualcomm Mirasol has turned up for a bow in the shape of the Kyobo eReader at CES 2012. Kyobo is Korea’s leading bookstore and will give owners of the 5.7-inch device access to 90,000 ebooks including the Steve Jobs biography, a month before any...

  • Mirasol colour ereader finally turns the page
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    Mirasol colour ereader finally turns the page

    By 22 November 2011

    The Qualcomm Mirasol colour ereader is finally a reality - in South Korea that is - where the Kyobo e-Reader has just been announced. Kyobo is Korea’s leading bookstore and will give owners of the 5.7-inch device access to 90,000 ebooks including the...

  • Qualcomm boss confirms Mirasol ereader canned
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    Qualcomm boss confirms Mirasol ereader canned

    By 2 June 2011

    Qualcomm boss Paul Jacobs has confirmed that the first Mirasol product, which was an ereader originally scheduled to land in the first quarter of 2011, has been cancelled as he wasn't happy with the device. Speaking at a briefing attended by Pocket-lint...

  • Pocketbook to unleash Mirasol colour ebook reader
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    Pocketbook to unleash Mirasol colour ebook reader

    By 24 November 2010

    Details of several ebook readers that US-based Pocketbook is planning on announcing have leaked out, with some exciting colour-based readers mentioned. First up, and most excitingly, is the Pocketbook Mirasol, which features Qualcomm's full-colour Mirasol...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Mirasol colour eBook reader coming for CES 2011
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    EXCLUSIVE: Mirasol colour eBook reader coming for CES 2011

    By 8 September 2010

    Qualcomm has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will launch, in connection with a partner, a device, probably an ebook reader, that features its Mirasol colour screen technology in the first quarter of 2011. An announcement is expected at CES in Las Vegas...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Amazon mulling over colour Kindle
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    EXCLUSIVE: Amazon mulling over colour Kindle

    By 29 July 2010

    Amazon's senior vice president, Worldwide Digital Media, Steve Kessel has told Pocket-lint in an exclusive one-to-one briefing that it is still mulling over the idea of whether to take the Kindle ebook reader colour. When we asked Kessel, the man charged...

  • Full colour Kindle by Christmas?
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    Full colour Kindle by Christmas?

    By 30 June 2010

    Although we've previously brought you info, plus pics and video of Mirasol's MEMs-based reflective full colour display technology before, a demo at parent company Qualcomm's San Diego campus has revealed more details - including a strong hint that the...

  • VIDEO: Qualcomm Mirasol hands-on
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    VIDEO: Qualcomm Mirasol hands-on

    By 17 February 2010

    Qualcomm is hoping to turn the ebook reader market on its head with the launch of a screen technology called Mirasol that not only offers colour over the current greyscale offerings, but also adds video as well. The new technology, which is currently...

  • Mirasol shows off colour E-reader displays
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    Mirasol shows off colour E-reader displays

    By 19 November 2009

    Mirasol, the team at Qualcomm responsible for its e-reader division, has been showing off a new set of eBook readers that are built on "interferometric modulation" display technology. In slightly less geeky language, that means that they can do colour,...